Iowa St. 28, Oklahoma St. 14

Sunday, October 21st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

AMES, Iowa (AP) _ Ennis Haywood scored the touchdowns and Seneca Wallace scrambled for the first downs as Iowa State beat Oklahoma State 28-14 Saturday.

Haywood ran for 196 yards and three touchdowns, for a single-game career high. The last time a Cyclone rushed for three touchdowns was Troy Davis against Missouri in 1996.

``Ennis was hot today,'' Wallace said. ``We wanted to keep giving him the ball and let him do his thing.''

Cyclone coach Dan McCarney was happy with his team's play.

``I was proud of the way that we executed the ball game today,'' McCarney said. ``I believe that this was a solid win and we improved from the last game.''

The Cyclones have won eight of nine games dating to last season, the best record since the team was 9-0-1 from Nov. 13, 1937, to Nov. 12, 1938. Since the start of the 2000 season, Iowa State has won 14 of 18 games, the school's best mark since the Cyclones were 16-2 from Oct. 6, 1906 to Oct. 3, 1908.

Haywood, who carried the ball 39 times, scored on runs of 1, 1 and 4 yards.

``He is such a big, strong man,'' Oklahoma State coach Les Miles said. ``Our defense threw a number of things at them and he had patience, lowered his shoulders and really kept it positive.''

Wallace scored the other touchdown on a quarterback sneak for the Cyclones (5-1, 3-1 Big 12).

Wallace completed 16 of 19 passes for 150 yards and rushed for 67 yards in 10 carries, with most of the yardage on scrambles when his receivers were covered.

``Seneca Wallace made play after play on third down,'' Miles said. ``Even when we'd slow up that big tailback, he'd go back in the pocket, make a throw or make a scramble. He was instrumental in their victory today.''

OSU safety Elbert Craig agreed.

``We knew he was a great player, but he came out and showed us he was real good. We mixed it up a lot, but the quarterback made some great plays scrambling,'' Craig said.

Aso Pogi passed for both touchdowns for the Cowboys (2-5, 0-4), hitting Mike Denard on a 1-yard toss with just under two minutes left in the first half. That score was set up by Pogi's 38-yard Pogi to Terrance Davis-Bryant to the Iowa State 4.

Davis-Bryant gained 111 yards on nine receptions, a personal best. His previous best was 75 yards against Colorado last year.

Oklahoma State's final touchdown, a 19-yard pass from Pogi to Rashaun Woods, came after Tony Yelk's punt for the Cyclones went off the side of his foot for no gain at the Cyclones 34.

Pogi completed 24 of 39 passes for 234 yards and one interception.

A Cowboys drive for a third touchdown was thwarted when safety Adam Runk intercepted Pogi's pass on the Cyclones 30 with 2 minutes remaining.

Haywood's first touchdown came on the first series of the game, a drive that took 18 plays and ate 10:35 off the clock. Iowa State was penalized five times in that series for a total of 30 yards.

``Penalties drive me crazy,'' McCarney said. ``The ball was not snapped on time or we flinched in our stance and these are all things that have to be improved.... When a team can have that many penalties and still come out with a win, that says something about the team.''

Iowa State finished with 285 yards rushing for a total offense of 435 yards. The Cowboys had only 42 yards rushing to finish with 276.

``Coach challenged us today to stop the run and we knew we had to stop the run to win the game,'' Iowa State's Matt Word said. ``We accepted the challenge.''

Tatum Bell, Oklahoma State's leading rusher, did not make the trip to Ames.

``He violated team policy and rules and it was serious enough to keep him off the trip,'' Miles said.